The Mornin' Mail is published daily Wednesday, May 13, 1998 Volume VI, Number 231

did ya know?

Did Ya Know. . .The Kiwanis Club Kiddieland will be open soon! to make reservatios for a group or birthday party call 358-9472

Did Ya Know. . . 1998-99 Season Tickets from Stone’s Throw Theater are now on sale. Five dinner shows for only $70. Season begins with the October 15th persentation of Miracle on 34th St. Call 358-9665 or 358-5152.

today's laugh

A group of friars were behind on their belfry payments, so they opened up a small florist shop to raise the funds. Since everyone liked to buy flowers from the men of God, the rival florist across town thought the competition was unfair. He asked the good farthers to close down, but they could not. He went back and begged the firars to close. They ignored him. He asked his mother to ask the firars to get out of the business. They ignored her too.

So, the rival florist hired Hugh MacTaggart, the roughest and most vicious thug in town to "persuade" them to close. Hugh beat up the firars and trashed their store, saying he’d be back if they didn’t close shop. Terrified, they did so- thereby proving that Hugh, and only Hugh, can prevent florist friars.


A telephone pole never hits an automobile except in self-defense.

A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.


Some About the Two Men Arrested for Enticing Girls From Home.

The Springfield Leader-Democrat of yesterday says:

"A telegram from Webb City today says that 'Robert Zork, alias Robert Lines, and Charles Wright waived examination and were bound over under five hundred dollar bond. They confessed their guilt to the officers.'

"Zork and Wright are charged with the ruin of two girls at Webb City. It seems that Zork has been going over the country using the name of Robert Lines, a young man of high standing in this city, who was in no way connected with the crime."

Wright is a dentist at Springfield, and Zork, alias Lines, is a traveling man. The former gave bond, and the latter is in jail here.

  Today's Feature

Budget Committee Approves Airport Fund Increase.

The Budget Committee voted to recommend raising the City’s set-aside for a new airport from $300,000 to $500,000 during their budget hearing last Monday night. The recommendation will require a full Council approval.

Committee member Mike Harris made the motion after laying out a basic plan to get a landing strip relocated. Harris reported that he had a solid commitment from members of the business community for $50,000 to start an additional fund to help with relocation costs. The $500,000 would eventually be put back into the City’s general fund out of proceeds from anticipated land sales of the Myers Park Development. Harris and Art Dunaway voted for the recommendation, Chair Jackie Boyer against. Committee member Donna Harlan was not present.

Boyer said she was in favor of relocating the airport, but felt the additional funding was unnecessary.

Mayor Kenneth Johnson said yesterday he felt the plan was a good one.


Just Jake Talkin'

After lookin’ into the various aspects of the legalities of the fundin’ for the Library Board, the Budget Committee voted Monday night to pretty much keep things as they were last year. The Library and the Park Department will receive their percentage of the State Merchant & Manufacture’s surtax, the intangible tax and receive a payment from the City equivalent to what those entities would have received if the City personal property tax was still in place. They’ll figure it at the 1984 levy but current assessment. The only difference is that this year the City’s payment will be on the estimated collectible portion of the assessment. This will decrease the payment by around 6%. Overall, ever’one seemed to think the deal was fair to all parties. This agreement will be put into ordinance form so we won’t have to reinvent the wheel again next year.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



Carthage Chamber of Commerce & Fastrip

Weekly Column

10 Good Reasons to Join the Chamber of Commerce

1. Networking opportunities are many with Monthly and Quarterly events, and many special events.

2. Community support and involvement is an important part of membership.

3. Promotion of your business is simpler and less expensive when businesses come together to work on promotions that co-op resources.

4. Our committees not only work to benefit Carthage, but they have fun doing work that is important for the Chamber, its members, and the community.

5. Chamber-sanctioned special events are available to participate in; such as the Maple Leaf Festival, Market Fair, Christmas Dinner Tours, Sidewalk Sales, etc.

6. The Carthage Chamber provides Internet exposure through Our presence on the Web promotes Carthage as the ideal place to visit and live. Chamber members may call for information on how to obtain "mini-sites."

7. Being a Chamber member adds credibility to your business.

8. Your Chamber represents you by promoting support of the issues that are significant to your business.

9. Not only does your chamber support education in the community through our Business/Education partnerships, we also look for opportunities to provide educational resources to our members.

10. There is strength in numbers and together we can accomplish much more for our businesses in the Carthage area.



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